I am very pleased to introduce you to a new member of our congregation, Brother John Ryan, OCP. John is a member of The Community of the Paraclete, an Episcopal Christian Community. He has been attending our services for the past month and after a couple of delightful meetings to get to know each other, he has accepted my invitation to join our congregation. John brings 20 years of experience as a hospital chaplain, a lifetime of experience as a religious, as well as experience preaching, and teaching.
John will be joining our healing prayers team to offer prayers and anointing for healing during the distribution of communion on Sunday mornings at our 10:00 AM service. He has also offered to teach a couple of adult education classes in the fall.
God is at work equipping St. Dunstan’s Church to be the heart and hands of Christ for the world. John’s gifts are a wonderful compliment to our own and I look forward to seeing what new ministries we will discover together.
You will also see a new addition in our narthex. John has given us a wood carved statue of the Angel Gabriel. We placed it on the small cabinet on the south wall of the Narthex for now. It is quite beautiful and should make a great addition to our Christmas decorations!
Be sure to introduce yourself to John and welcome him to St. Dunstan’s Church. He is a very friendly person with a great sense of humor. You can read more about him in his own introduction below. He will be attending both the 8:00 AM service and the 10:00 AM service this coming Sunday to introduce himself.
Yours in Christ,